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@  Whirl Maximus : (29 July 2016 - 01:20 PM)

IDW G1 has been a victim of it's own success.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (29 July 2016 - 01:23 AM)

Though frankly I prefer IDW Ratchet with a Marvel-style head rather than his current Prime-style head.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (29 July 2016 - 12:34 AM)

Like dual Fall of Cybertron-IDW G1 designs.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 10:55 PM)

And it at least shows that they're allowed to repurpose designs from other universes.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 10:54 PM)

Dark Cybertron was around when things showing up in toyline and comic together became a really major thing.

@  Waspinator : (28 July 2016 - 10:51 PM)

Given that that Starscream says "Armada Starscream" on his box, I assume the toy was meant to be Armada Starscream and was just re-purposed by IDW to be a body for their Starscream.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (28 July 2016 - 09:24 PM)

Hey, Bass X0. It's nice to see somene else paying attention to the distinctions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 06:44 PM)

Also, Albino Prime that isn't Magnus.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 06:43 PM)

They made a toy that was IDW Starscream with an entirely Armada look.

@  Bass X0 : (28 July 2016 - 05:53 PM)

Other than a change of gimmicks and physical appearance (i.e. Deluxe Galvatron), Hasbro generally keeps a familiar color scheme for the Generations toys. It may not always be perfect or completely accurate, but I can't think of a Generations toy that looks completely different in color scheme to how they should do. A quick l;ook around my room and I can't see anyone who is completely the wrong color scheme. I'd say the FoC Combaticons and Wreckers are the wrong colors, but they're not supposed to be the G1 characters so they get a pass.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (28 July 2016 - 05:45 PM)

The comics aren't beholden to previous G1 material, and the toyline doesn't have a strict need to follow the comics either so...

@  Bass X0 : (28 July 2016 - 05:40 PM)

And yet the comics are not damned. This is G1 Sentinel Prime, not Animated or Movie Sentinel Prime and so he should look the part to how G1 Sentinel Prime has been portrayed so far. An Animated Sentinel Prime color scheme can come later. I don't recall how important the G1 legacy of Primes (Convoys) is in Japan or even if they have Nova Prime, Sentinel Prime, and previous Primes. So maybe Takara will paint him as Animated Sentinel just because its what Japanese fans are most familiar with.  Sentinel Prime didn't have to have been a pre-use of the Astrotrain mold, indeed why even choose G1 Sentinel Prime at all after how long neglecting him?

@  OrionPax44 : (28 July 2016 - 02:02 PM)

Same here unluckiness. I bought him mostly for the Fire Guts look of the Titan Master.

@  unluckiness : (28 July 2016 - 08:38 AM)

I kinda like Fire Guts Sentinel Prime TBH. Though, I think the gray would have looked better as black.

@  Boomhauer : (28 July 2016 - 08:36 AM)

I would've been fine with the Bayformers 3 Sentinel colors, he looked slick.

@  Whirl Maximus : (28 July 2016 - 08:33 AM)

Same as Animated Sentinel Prime then, I bet he's a Functionist fundamentalist too!

@  Rycochet : (28 July 2016 - 08:07 AM)

Sentinel Prime's colour scheme is awful, they should have painted him in his animated deco, comics be damned.

@  Dracula : (28 July 2016 - 07:38 AM)

He's also orange

@  Paladin : (28 July 2016 - 07:23 AM)

kinda not enjoying my TR Sentinel Prime now that someone summed up his personality as "Make Cybertron Great Again."

@  OrionPax44 : (27 July 2016 - 04:51 PM)

Sounds pretty kinky.

@  Whirl Maximus : (27 July 2016 - 04:17 PM)

the wind blew the sun into the river. honest!

@  Vexwing : (27 July 2016 - 12:34 PM)

Sadly no orchestra for me, but we did have the TFA clip as well.

@  ChessPieceFace : (27 July 2016 - 12:17 PM)

I saw Weird Al at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, playing with a full orchestra. It was pretty special. And yes, Dare To Be Stupid! With an introductory video clip from TFA, no less.

@  Vexwing : (27 July 2016 - 11:33 AM)

Got to see Weird Al perform Dare to be Stupid in his set last night! That was a nice surprise.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (27 July 2016 - 01:40 AM)

TMW you see a bunch of people have liked something you posted while you were away, and you're like "what did I even say?!"

@  Bass X0 : (26 July 2016 - 05:26 PM)

Regarding MTMTE#55 being released early in some places, its okay to discuss the contents of the issue as long as spoilers are kept within the thread. I refuse to read discussion threads of comics I have yet to read to avoid being spoiled. I also find it pointless to go into a discussion thread and expect to not be spoiled if you have yet to read the issue (unless you don't care).

@  The Doctor Who : (26 July 2016 - 07:11 AM)

@Patchy 'cause people like how the kaiser rolls!

@  MEDdMI : (26 July 2016 - 05:47 AM)

I'm officially addicted to the Comics theme. Every other themes are dull and boring now, I can't stand to look at them for more than a few posts.

@  Broadside : (26 July 2016 - 03:59 AM)

"Beast Wars anniversary"? Highly dubious.

@  Patchouli Kn... : (26 July 2016 - 12:16 AM)

How come everybody wanna keep it like the kaiser?

@  zephyrX9 : (26 July 2016 - 12:16 AM)

the kaiser stole our beast wars toys

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 July 2016 - 08:35 PM)

beast wars dicketeth anniversary

@  Locoman : (25 July 2016 - 07:16 PM)

My story begins in nineteen-dickety-two. We had to say "dickety" because the Kaiser had stolen our word "twenty". I chased that rascal to get it back, but gave up after dickety-six miles.

@  Telly : (25 July 2016 - 05:21 PM)

its the rye of the kaiser its the thrill of the the fight

@  ▲ndrusi : (25 July 2016 - 05:18 PM)

Fierce Grape?

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 05:09 PM)

The Rye or the Kaiser.

@  tffan01 : (25 July 2016 - 04:55 PM)

watch?v=gyKOM3469_Y I've found this weird kids video.

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 04:20 PM)

Doozer Sticks

@  The Doctor Who : (25 July 2016 - 04:19 PM)

Fraggle Rock!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 04:18 PM)

Happy Pop (nauseating just saying it)

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 03:51 PM)

Hard Rock Hallelujah!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 03:48 PM)

Soggy Rock

@  Dracula : (25 July 2016 - 02:36 PM)

Tank Concrete!

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 02:16 PM)

the Third.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:16 PM)

Flint Chesthair!

@  OrionPax44 : (25 July 2016 - 02:12 PM)

Sheeps Butt Ramsbottom

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 02:08 PM)

Fancypants

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:01 PM)

Biggles.

@  Summer : (25 July 2016 - 01:55 PM)

Jones.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 July 2016 - 12:08 PM)

Osmosis.


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Posted 05 January 2012 - 04:32 PM

This week's list is 4 issues of New 52 from DC and 3 issues of misc. from Marvel, oh and 2 trade paperbacks I'll get into later when I've read them.

Justice League: Dark #4.

we continue to get the gang together... - honestly I'm torn here. I know that this is written as an 'introduction' for the new readers DC is hoping N52 will bring in... but this is dragging on now. On the flip side, as somebody who KNOWS these characters, I like the pace the inter-character stuff is going... but the two story ideas are drastically opposed to each other.

as a NEW TEAM BOOK, you want there to be a TEAM ...an establishing line up shot... something

and it just hasn't happened yet.

I'm in for 2 more issues but Deadman and Zatana can't keep me interested on their own.

5.5/10

DEMON KNIGHTS #1-3.

YES YES LORD ON HIGH YES. 11/5

..ooh perhaps I should explain that icon-fire.gif

I was afraid of and for this book. Of- because if it was bad it would have poisoned me on DC likely for the rest of my life. and For- because Like Jason Blood I am cursed, any book I add to my pull list gets an immediate increase in its likelihood of cancellation... and I did not want that to happen. icon-hotrod.gif Fortunately this book is good enough to fight off my curse and then some.
There are a lot of people here at allspark that I've come to respect over the last decade, but even amongst them there are only a few who have come to know me so well that they can recommend something my way, and know exactly how to present it to best convince me.

last time DarkDestroyer got me to pick up new Mutants by just saying "BLINK -NEW MUTANTS#34" in this case it was my long time friend Mphage and an in-depth im discussion and some well thought out art examples.
I haven't eaten one of these in centuries -Vandal Savage...

and my gosh does this win where JLD fails... this is a TEAM book before the characters even realize it. Thanks man. This book has everything I like and nothing I don't...

okay exploding newborn baby.... I can go either way on >_> but the Male characters are MANLY MEN like i like and the WOMEN..oh heavens the women...Destron's fetishes lain bare.

Giant SNEWSNEW women, Manipulative smart raven haired temptresses...

and then there's Shining knight who I hope to the gods and mods of PNR is a legal aged female or I'm going to need to have a long talk with a psychologist

oh and It has Etrigan, did I for get to say that? Help me out here Fluttershy


New Mutants # 35.
This issue was a fast read, and yes it comes out fairly early in this issue that this is indeed 616 Blink and not the much better Blink from AoA/Exiles icon-screamer.gif -but nevermind that, I'm in and I'm hooked... again though, like JLD - I might not be the target audience for this book, unlike it however I'm still fully invested -its just that I don't like being SOooo ahead of the characters plot wise. The team works well together and Blink's addition doesn't seem to screw up the mix -iykwim. I also liked the realism that this issue amounts to a 'loss' for the team... sure the Avengers can ruin real-estate and not loose any lives with power ranger like regularity... but these guys, 8 people with slight to maybe a leg lost in the injuries list out of maybe a thousand - and yeah they take it as a failure.

Decent people make Decent Characters.
4/5 icon-screamer.gif any Blink is better then no Blink

THE DEFENDERS #2

Doctor Strange is my favorite guy ever. This one needs you to read it guys, so I wont say much, but yeah. Still really like'n Ironfist, and Red She-hulk gets some of the best development... sadly Surfer and Namor take a bit of a back seat, but then again we don't want this to be an extreme mini-series. lol

5/5

The Mighty Thor #9

no bold for this one, This arch needs to get moving... I've go no interest in Tanerous- the Nord Queen angle ... LOKI I like, he's still working for me -maybe because he's not fooled by the trick that's been played on EVERYONE ELSE... I am interested in Bill and Kelda's story continuing ..but it just seems to be dragging its heels. For sure not on the level Journey is right now.

4/10

Now I also picked up the first 2 volumes of the tpbs of Avengers Academy. I wonder how well this team comes togther? I'll let you know what I think of Volume 1 shortly... 2 to follow obviously.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:16 PM

Action Comics #5 - so they managed to ruin the STAS Brainiac origin, threw time travel in there for *&(%*%'s sake, and let's not forget this is supposed to be all the result of Barry doing something in the past because he was inexperienced at time travel. :/

Detective Comics - So, yeah... Batman is the 1%. We see 1 page of Penguin... more or less inconsistent with the Penguin mini going on now (which is pretty good, mind you), and then a backup on Catwoman, who has her own GD series (but it's not called Batman comics, so whatevs.).
(note see: http://www.dorkly.co...atman-is-the-1)
This really bugs me. DC clearly wrote this as a metaphor for the 99% movement (which, big surprise, has petered out with competing news coverage and police arresting people), and they identify with big business. Which is kind of hilarious, as the Dark Knight Returns seems to have a bit of "99%ers" in it as baddies as well.

Funny story - I read an old Captain Marvel comic... featuring him teaching sharing to rich guys trapped on an island (then going on to beat up "Japanese"... ugh...) - seems like Batman has an unlimited supply of goods, and what does he do? He beats up men in masks in the most inefficient way possible. Made all the more obvious by the Penguin mini, where he sides w/ Penguin's fiance that he's "going about it the wrong way" by kidnapping her to talk to her. Rather than, you know, telling her to google "copperpot" on her own.

X Club #2 - psychic starfish made this very enjoyable, even if I can hardly tell what's going on. This is probably gonna stand or fall on the final issue, but a marked improvement since issue 1.

Xmen 23 - Jubes meets vampires, sentinel story is over. Eh. At least we're out of u-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan-stan.

Thunderbolts - Luke Cage doesn't have his own series for a reason. Oh, and suits come to talk to the remaining thunderbolts picking up rubble. And yet, if we had a few panels of paint drying it might have been exciting. Ghost's back to the future thing was cool, but that was like 1 page. :/

Uncanny Xmen 4 - solid 1-shot. Although I get the impression the bulk of it takes place "weeks" after the first 3 part arc. Still, perfectly fine - especially if Storm's gonna be off wasting time w/ Collossus in X-men for their next arc.

Hulk - so... uh... Machine Man's on the team for some reason, and Betty's going split personality. LMD girl is still blurring the line between person and machine. And zero/one joins "x-club's evil corperation" and iHulk's Bruce Banner in the "I make monsters for cannon fodder" game this month. :/

Defender 2 - The "ads" at the bottom of the pages are, I think, more interesting than the story. When the baddies captured the good guys off camera, rather than "we need toget Danny help - we surrender", it is pretty bad. Anyone can hold She-hulk's sword is pretty bad. The baddie giving Namor a helmet of poluted water was absurdly "in the know" (although Avengers Academy still wins/loses for having the most "how the hell does homeless sentinel boy know about aliens? And how does reprogrammed sentinel know? And then how does everyone else know everyone else in this stupid book?")

X-Sanction 2 - Red Hulk shows up randomly. Cable fights virus annoyingly. Didn't he lose that a while ago? And, ultimately, what's wrong with this story - when somebody tells him "the avengers kill hope", he goes back in time to ask them "why you want kill hope?". :/

Wolverine - Alpha + Omega - While I could see this happening, it's VERY creepy. "Kid Omega plays with Wolverine + gives him bad dreams for fun" might be fun, even if emotionally scarring. Kid Omega knocks out Armor and Logan and locks them up while making them play house-of-m-wannabe? CREEPY. Now this character was creepy during his first run, but since he's been back he really has been more "kiddy" than "creepy". W+TX-Men's Kid Omega is "he's gonna turn it around and be anti-heroish soon.", not that Hellion ever pulls it together, mind you. But A+O's Kid Omega is "He's gonna rape you with wolverine's body because he's a sicko" creepy. Yeah, yeah, self-rationalization as you drag the girl you drugged off to the gym locker room (someone's been watching too much japanese porn ... or too much anime jokingly referencing japanese porn...) is pretty damned creepy.

Also, did that one hallway have like a dozen generics in there? WTF?

Avengers (delayed) annual - crap on a crap stick. This is 1 of 3 "evil avengers" teams Bendis has wrote in the past 2 years, and it's the halfassedest of the 3. And so epically pointless. Wonderman's "civil war" moment? Avengers have done bad things and need to be held accountable. In court. Or something. Why? Because they've done lots of bad that, although clearly overwhelmed by the saving the world lots of times, etc.



Best so far this week: Punisher, hands down.

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 09:51 PM

okay I've read the first two volumes of Avengers Academy now.

I think I've found the 2nd series I'm going to own all of. This is how comics should be written.

Again, I need to be willing to take more chances at my comic shop... I'll be buying back issues next week that's for sure.

I Adore these characters ... even Hank, who to this point has only ever been good as a Zombie (imo) ...though I will give points to the pimphanded marvel legends toy.

and Sweet Jesus Taskmaster's in this. Now all I need is an issue with Darkhawk and BAM... on the bookshelf next to Hitchhicker's guide and Tolkien.
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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:35 PM

so I started reading again ... sure I've been doing it since the last time this thread popped up.. but a lot of the in between weeks were

"and so I'm still on the fence about dropping my new52 books..." XD except for Demon Knights that jive is AWESOME! ...

and "catching up with avengers Academy...has been a joy I haven't experienced since I went and mass read Exiles"

what snapped me out of my funk of "meh.. why post"

NEW Mutants/ Journey into Mystery: Exiled

O_O okay so I jumped to the wrong conclusion, thinking that the sub-title was about Blink. >_>

BUT GODS DAMN was that a great read. and sweetest of all... The defenders are the next cross over

icon-silverbolt.gif I think I jumped the gun with my previous Fluttersquee

I also added MTMTE and RID to my pull list... This last Ratchet story, wow.

If anyone isn't reading these two tf books... you are not using your eyes right.

also picked up the Spider-Island hardback today, haven't started it yet.. going to wait and see what tomorrow has in store for me ...

if its 35 Celsius ... I will be spider-islanding with a fan and a LARGE Icetea until sundown.

I hear it is a great story - and it'll be practically the first time I've jumped back into the spider-books this millennium.

<_^ I think I read one issue around the time anti-venom showed up... and the one before that... hmm, was post-clone/pre-spider-totem

here's hoping. I'm honestly tired of Spider-man being a 'really good team-up' in whatever other book I'm reading.

also I think I may Drop Justice league dark... despite my horrible mancruch on Constantine, and my need to justify my Zatanna Shelf by actually owning a comic or two with her in'em LOL
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:59 PM

I recently gotten into Avengers Academy and Exiles. Never really bothered with them until recently. Mary Jane Watson being a lesbian in an alternate universe was an eyebrow raiser. I didn't like her short hair though. And Mariko was a fun character too, never really warmed to any previous incarnation of her. I did quite like the story were X-Force had to help the evil Tony Stark to take over the world. And whats with Morph wanting sex all the time from the girls?

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:45 PM

QUOTE(Bass X0 @ Nov 5 2012, 02:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I recently gotten into Avengers Academy and Exiles. Never really bothered with them until recently. Mary Jane Watson being a lesbian in an alternate universe was an eyebrow raiser. I didn't like her short hair though. And Mariko was a fun character too, never really warmed to any previous incarnation of her. I did quite like the story were X-Force had to help the evil Tony Stark to take over the world. And whats with Morph wanting sex all the time from the girls?


Well it's a change from AoA Morph chasing Quicksilvers tail all the time icon-fire.gif Really Exiles will always be one of my favorite series. It loses some luster after they reveal the real deal behind the Timebroker. And once they hit the Alternate realities we've seen before it really doesn't handle them well. But all the same AoA Blink is one of my favorite characters even if she wasn't really characterized like she is in Exiles during the AoA.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:14 PM

I read from a tpb. It ended when Blink returned. May get more issues from now on.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:58 PM

Ah man when... I hated who died to bring her back in. Next few storylines has quite a few character switches too. I think the best team lineups were between issue 3 and 22.
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